Simona Halep topples France's Caroline Garcia in straight sets

Aug 12, 2018, 07:25 IST | AFP

Halep, 26, battled through a difficult first set, then easily won the second in a rematch of last year's quarter-final contest with Garcia which was also won by the Romanian

Simona Halep topples France's Caroline Garcia in straight sets
Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her 6-4, 6-1 victory against Ashleigh Barty of Australia during day six of the Rogers Cup at IGA Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Minas Panagiotakis Pic/Getty Images/AFP

World No. 1 Simona Halep punched her ticket to the semi-finals of the WTA Canada tournament for the fourth straight year, cruising past France's Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-1 on Friday.

Halep, 26, battled through a difficult first set, then easily won the second in a rematch of last year's quarter-final contest with Garcia which was also won by the Romanian. Halep hammered 19 winners.

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